It has been a long time since I have cast something, mostly because they announce the casts for movies so quickly now, but with DC’s latest flick Supergirl no lead was attached, so the time was right for me to pick the first girl of Krypton. I know a lot of you are pulling for the CW’s Melissa Benoist, but pulling from DC TV has not been DC Film’s MO thus far, so I am leaving her off the table. Here are my top five actors in reverse order!
5: Chloë Grace Moretz
Chloë is a talented actor with great comedic timing, and if Marvel has taught us anything, it is that comedians make great superheroes. Not to mention at 21 she could play this character for a long time. The only downside is that she might be a little short at 5’4″.
4: Lily James
Lily James just looks like Supergirl: the smile, the hair, and the figure. Her biggest downside is her age. At 29, she would be 30 by the time Supergirl started filming, not to mention any sequels. So she wouldn’t really be a ‘girl’. However, thanks to ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’ we know she can do action, and I think she would be great for the role.
I know Zendaya is locked in to a contract over at Sony playing ‘Not Mary Jane’, but she could bring a lot to Supergirl. She can act, she can fight, and at 5’10” she can stand tall with the boys. Zendaya would be a fun casting, and one with her notoriety that could really bring some interest to the picture.
2: Kiernan Shipka
Kiernan my be busy bringing Sabrina Spellman back to the small screen, but it might be time to bring all her talent to the big screen with Supergirl. The teenage Mad Men alum as been great in everything she has been in. There is no reason to think she wouldn’t soar as Kara.
1: Saoirse Ronan
The biggest reason not to cast Ronan is that no one can pronounce her name, but other than that she has everything that Supergirl needs. A background in action with Hanna, she can probably out act the rest of the DCU, and at 24 she can act younger or older depending on what is needed for the script. She would be great as last Kyptonian woman. I would watch her anyway.
So that is my list. I think it is pretty good, but I know you think I am wrong, so I would love to hear your list. Let me know in the comments or on Twitter. Until next time!